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Rt. 24 Junk in the Trunk

Get ready to shop till you drop because the first Route 24 Junk in the Trunk of the season is taking place on June 29th!  From 9 am to 2 pm, scour the mini flea markets in both Fairbury and Chatsworth (plus other locations between Watseka & Eureka) for crafts, collectibles, curiosities, and maybe even hidden treasures.

Fairbury’s Junk in the Trunk will be held in the Dos Fuentes parking lot, located on Rt. 24 on the west side of town.  You can find Chatsworth’s event at the Hangar Museum, south of Rt. 24 and across from Dollar General.

Do you have something in mind that you want to sell?  There’s a great place to get it done – at Junk in the Trunk.  You can sell anything that fits in the back of your vehicle.  To register for Fairbury’s event, email fairburyjunkinthetrunk@gmail.com.  The registration fee is only $10.

Route 24 Junk in the Trunk takes place the last Saturday of every month from June to September.  Participating towns – Watseka, Gilman, Chatsworth, Fairbury, El Paso, and Eureka – work together to coordinate the event, even though the towns span over 80 miles.  Junk in the Trunk is a catalyst for more community-oriented events in Central Illinois.

For Chatsworth’s event, call Community Connection at (815) 692-9711 (leave a message & someone will return your call).  Bring the family with you! Chatsworth is planning on lots of children’s activity stations at the Junk in the Trunk at Hangar Museum – Find a real live Shark’s Tooth!  Build Bluebird nests; Find toys for $1, Visit the Play-Doh Station and more!  Also, a group of students will be serving hot dogs, chips and lemonade!

 “It’s so exciting to see local communities come together for events like Junk in the Trunk,” says Bobbi McKeon, coordinator of the Specialty Shops, “and it’s even more amazing to see towns across distances of 80 miles working together.  I’m looking forward to what else we can do in the future!”

While you’re out on the town, don’t forget to stop by the specialty shops in and around each town.  Your business helps our communities thrive!

If you have a story, idea, or suggestion, feel free to share it with us!  You can contact us by calling (815) 692-4500 or by emailing fairbury@fairburyILattractions.com.  You can also visit Bobbi McKeon at Heart’s Desire on Route 24 in Fairbury.